Community to discuss plan on Anchorage homelessness
Leaders with the Municipality of Anchorage are enlisting the aid of local business, faith and health leaders on a new council intended to address homelessness in Anchorage on Tuesday night.
Man tied to Kotzebue girl's disappearance quiet in first court appearance
The man accused of lying to federal agents surrounding the disappearance and death of a 10-year-old Kotzebue girl appeared in federal court on Tuesday.
BP outlines economic impact to Alaska
BP released its sixth annual US economic impact report, which included numbers for Alaska's operations and hopes for shipping North Slope natural gas down an 800-mile gas line for overseas shipping.
Police catch domestic violence suspect; search for another
One wanted domestic violence suspect caught while police search for another.
Fire report details 2017 fatalities, injuries across Alaska
As fire deaths are on the rise in Alaska, so are the efforts to prevent them, according to a report released by the Division of Fire and Life Safety.
Salmon initiative brings out foes, friends
Supporters and opponents of the Ballot Measure 1 initiative widely disagree on what this measure means for resource development.
Mustang Hockey Association embezzler gets 14 months
A federal fraud case against a woman who embezzled a six-figure sum from an Anchorage youth hockey group ended quietly in a local courtroom Tuesday.
9-year-old Alaskan challenges others to help Florence victims
Christopher says he wants to donate his clothes plus food and water to hurricane victims who weren’t as fortunate as his family.
Providence earns 'gold standard' for nursing excellence
Providence Alaska Medical Center now has something you'll only find at 8 percent of hospitals in the country -- Magnet status.
Turnagain apartment visitors bring bear spray to gun fight
Anchorage police arrested a man in Turnagain early Tuesday, after a dispute that filled a apartment building with bear spray and ended in gunfire.
New partnership will use Zumba as child therapy tool
Zumba Alaska is partnering with local nonprofit, AK Child and Family, to launch a program that integrates Zumba into a family therapy setting.
ASD rolls out final open house on school start times
Anchorage School District to host final scheduled open house to inform people on the recommended potential changes for school start times.
Hispanohablantes celebrate Welcoming Week in Anchorage
As part of Welcoming Week in Anchorage, a group of local professionals will host a panel Tuesday to talk about life as a Spanish speaker in Alaska.
China strikes back with tariffs on $60 billion of US goods
China has fired back at the United States after President Donald Trump ramped up the trade war with his biggest wave of tariffs yet.
Red Cross sends more Alaskans to help with Florence recovery
The American Red Cross is working around the clock to provide safe shelter and comfort for the hundreds of thousands of people impacted by former Hurricane Florence as the threat from the devastating storm continues.
Panhandling ill-advised, illegal and deadly
Anchorage police say panhandling is illegal and a problem they can't easily track.
Alaska Guard helicopters head east for Florence relief
Two Alaska Army National Guard rescue helicopters and their crews left Anchorage Monday, joining the expanding relief effort in North and South Carolina for former Hurricane Florence.
Counselors available for after Alaska student's death
Counselors were available Monday at a school attended by a 10-year-old girl whose body was found more than a week after she went missing in a remote Inupiat town on Alaska's northwestern coast.
Gloves come off in Young, Galvin's 'nasty' debate
Congressional candidates discuss trade tariffs and budget during a candidate forum.
Donations pour in for Kotzebue family
Three women in Anchorage are collecting donations to send to Kotzebue to help with 10- year-old Ashley Johnson-Barr's family.
2 Kenai-area campgrounds closed for tree removal
The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge says it's closing a couple of its campgrounds so that crews can safely cut down dead spruce trees.
Feds: Kotzebue girl’s death 'appears to be a homicide'
Kotzebue's 41-year-old Peter Wilson has been charged with making false statements to a federal agent.
Alaska airports get $71M for updates
The FAA is granting 6 airports around Alaska $71.6 million for infrastructure improvements.
Deal reduces salmon harvests for US, Canada
In a new agreement under the Pacific Salmon Treaty, the US and Canada agree to harvest less salmon over the next ten years.
Seismic activity increases at volcano in Aleutian Islands
The Alaska Volcano Observatory is keeping watch on a remote volcano that's showing signs of erupting in the Aleutian Islands.
Murkowski, Sullivan want more on Kavanaugh allegations
Both Alaska senators say at the very least the Senate Judiciary Committee should get more information on the allegations.
Emergency Alert System test postponed
FEMA is postponing its nationwide test of Wireless Emergency Alerts until Oct. 3.
Suspect in Anchorage teen’s murder arrested in Israel
Haitim Taha, 21, was taken into custody Sunday by Israeli police after the 2017 Anchorage death of Leroy Lawrence.
Van fatally strikes man in DeBarr Road traffic
DeBarr Road’s eastbound lanes were blocked for hours Saturday evening after a fatal vehicle-pedestrian collision, according to Anchorage police.
Charges: Man killed Palmer roommate during drunken gunplay
The man who killed his roommate in Palmer early Saturday told police he had been drinking and hadn’t checked the chamber of the handgun he fired at her, according to charging documents in the case.
Pirate Pub Crawl shivers Anchorage’s timbers
Anchorage scallywags were showing off their pirate swag during Saturday night’s annual Pirate Pub Crawl.
Woman dead, man missing after boat sinks near Bethel
A Bethel woman’s body was recovered Wednesday after a boating accident on the Kuskokwim River, Alaska State Troopers said, as a search for a second occupant continues.
Pilot killed in crash near Denali 'grew up flying'
Craig Layson and four Polish passengers died in an Aug. 4 crash on Thunder Mountain near Denali.
‘Everyone was praying:’ Vigil remembers Ashley Johnson-Barr
People gathered in Chugiak sang songs and tried to hold back tears, as they mourned the 10-year-old Kotzebue girl found dead Friday.
Suicide comes Out of the Darkness at Anchorage walk
At Anchorage's latest Out of the Darkness Walk, people gathered beforehand to remember those who took their own lives, and help those considering suicide as a solution to their problems.
Troopers: Missing Kotzebue girl, 10, found dead
Alaska State Troopers say 10-year-old Ashley Johnson-Barr, who was last seen last Thursday in Kotzebue has been found dead. Peter Wilson, 41, has been arrested in connection with her disappearance.
¡Hola Anchorage! Visiting bookstore offers glimpse of Mexico
Readers rejoice – a traveling Spanish-language bookstore is visiting Anchorage for the rest of the year, offering thousands of volumes as well as a meeting place.
KTVA Web Staff
Feds: Repeat Anchorage robber left his license number
A 35-year-old man has been arrested after two robberies at the same Anchorage credit union branch this year – in a crime federal agents said was easily linked to him.
Jeep goes through GameStop storefront
A sport-utility vehicle rammed through a small East Anchorage video-game store Friday night, nearly hitting several customers.
KTVA Web Staff
NOAA needs your help counting belugas
Believe it or not, the Cook Inlet beluga whale is an endangered species in Alaska. NOAA is asking for your help to count the beluga population.
Man charged with murder in Palmer woman’s shooting
A Palmer man faces murder charges in what was initially reported as the accidental shooting of a woman living with him early Saturday.
Alaskan artist turns her talents to fish
A long time Alaskan artist is heading in a new direction. Romney Dodd opened her new business, Romney Designs Studio on G street this summer and it is quickly filling with colorful fish.
Missing toddler found in Fairbanks-area
Fort Wainwright Military Police say 3-year-old Orin Adams has been found.
State employee criticized over Facebook post
Your social media profile may not be all that personal. A post made by a state employee is raising some questions.
Sullivan re-affirms support for Kavanaugh
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan says he's taken AFN concerns Judge Brett Kavanaugh and remains satisfied of his support for the Supreme Court nominee.
Homer woman adds voice to conversation during Suicide Prevention Week
Every year, suicide claims more lives than war, murder and natural disasters combined, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
The $12,000 crisis communications contract between the Anchorage School District and a Seattle consulting firm will be covered by insurance policy.
Troopers investigate possible criminal activity in Kotzebue girl's disappearance
As the search for a missing Kotzebue girl continues, troopers are now expanding the investigation and looking to see if possible criminal activity may be involved in her disappearance.
API CEO, others resign following release of negative report
The top executive of the only State-run mental health hospital in Alaska resigned Friday, along with two other high ranking health officials.
4 rescued after plane crashes near Soldotna
Alaska State Troopers say four elderly people are alive and well after their plane crashed near Soldotna on Thursday afternoon.
Take a 'Walk out of the Darkness' for suicide awareness
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is bringing light to the darkness of suicide with its annual Out of the Darkness Community walk
‘Eyes Closed’ highlights Anchorage’s diverse backgrounds
A new project unveiled by Mayor Ethan Berkowitz at a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday celebrates Anchorage’s diversity.
KTVA Web Staff
Alaska leads the nation in breastfeeding
The CDC's 2018 Breastfeeding Report Card shows more than 93 percent of babies born in Alaska have been breastfed at one point; that's 10 points higher than the national average.
APD: 'Armed and dangerous' suspect sought in January homicide
Anchorage police are looking for Linda Richards, 49, who they're saying is a suspect in a January homicide investigation.
Get out and go hike to Mt. Magnificent
This week's "Get Out" I joined three Eagle River moms as they hiked up the Mile Hi trail going towards Mt. Magnificent while their kids were at school.
Pilot's 'first-night flight' ends in crash near Willow
A pilot on her "first-night training flight" and her flight instructor were injured in a plane crash near Willow last week, according to a preliminary report from the NTSB.
Middle School staff, parents upset with proposed school start times
"It'll take money right out of my pocket." Middle School families are not too happy with the district's recommended school start time model.
Teacher contract negotiations heading to mediation
The Anchorage School District and the Anchorage Education Association met at South High School on Thursday night for another round of negotiations. The four-hour long get together ended with both sides agreeing to go to mediation.
Anchorage Youth Court recruiting middle, high schoolers
Anchorage Youth Court is looking to recruit students in middle and high school to experience what it's like to be apart of the justice system.
Alaskans help those in the path of Hurricane Florence
Alaska Air National Guard and American Red Cross are among those on hand to help victims recover from the storm.
Alaska history comes full circle for a family from California
A family's connection with Russian Jack becomes clearer.
Two Alaska Native groups say no on Kavanaugh
Two high-profile Alaska Native organizations have come out against Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Klaameyer hoping for progress on Anchorage teacher contracts
Anchorage Education Association President Tom Klaameyer says contract negotiations are still "dragging on," but adds he's hopeful progress can be made when negotiations resume on Thursday.
KTVA Web Staff
Congress funding bill to help Alaska's military, energy needs
US Sen. Murkowski highlights ways Congressional funding bill could affect Alaska, focusing on service members and energy policy.
Government, State issue joint apology to Alaska Natives over migratory birds
U.S. Fish and Wildlife and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game apologized to Alaska Natives for enforcing regulations that kept them from hunting migratory birds.
Port of Alaska hit with $500,000 steel tariffs
Port of Alaska in Anchorage hit with steel tariffs and port leaders update the conditions of the port.
State seeks feedback on emergency alert system
The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management wants Alaskans to take an online survey about the effectiveness of an upcoming test of the National Wireless Emergency Alert system.
Gas agreement, but what about the pipeline project?
A former federal coordinator for Alaska gas line projects shares his thoughts on the future of Alaska's oil and gas.
2 arrested after 1 strikes officer, house in stolen vehicle
Two Anchorage men were arrested after one of them struck an officer with a stolen vehicle and then proceeded to slam into a house Wednesday night, authorities say.
McKinley Capital founder, Pebble opponent Gillam dead at 72
Anchorage businessman Robert Gillam, well known for his opposition to Pebble Mine, died Wednesday night following complications related to a stroke, according to Anchorage Daily News.
KTVA Web Staff
APD: Holiday Gas Station manager strangled over Pop-Tarts
Anchorage police say a gas station manager is recovering from injuries to his neck after a customer strangled him over a Pop-Tart.
Triple murder suspect's bail reduced by $550K
A man accused of killing three men within five minutes in September of 2017 received a reduction in bail Thursday, after the Alaska Court of Appeals ordered an Anchorage Superior Court judge to reconsider his latest bail order.
Tips on preparing for a natural disaster
Alaskans are urged to make preparations for a natural disaster before one strikes
Fire strikes Wasilla family twice in same location
A Wasilla family has suffered their second house fire in the same location, 14 years apart. The son who woke them up is being hailed as a hero.
US F-22 fighter jets intercept Russian bombers near Alaska
Two NORAD F-22 "Raptor" fighter jets positively identified and intercepted two Russian bombers west of mainland Alaska Tuesday night.
Facility highlights late officer's commitment to preparedness
Training center honors late APD officer Ted Smith who died in a 2013 plane crash.
Report: API 'presents an unsafe work environment'
Employees at the Alaska Psychiatric Institute (API) do not have safe working conditions, according to the findings of an independent investigation the state released on Tuesday.
ASD accepting input on proposed school start times
ASD looks at changing its current school start times after a decision by the Anchorage School Board.
Kotzebue search for missing girl expands to coastline
Two more FBI agents arrived in Kotzebue to help in the search for missing 10-year-old Ashley Johnson-Barr, who went missing September 6.
Suspect tells friend fatal shooting an accident
An Anchorage man arrested Tuesday in connection with a fatal Mountain View shooting told a friend his gun accidentally discharged while cleaning it, according to court documents filed Wednesday.
APD turns over Dimond High abuse case to OSPA
APD concludes the investigation of allegations involving the Dimond High.
Glenn expansion among projects at Mat-Su Transportation Fair
Happening Thursday: The Mat-Su Transportation Fair will highlight work happening on many major projects in the Valley, including the Glenn Highway expansion through Palmer.
Division of Elections ok's ballots for November vote
The Division of Elections has certified the ballots for November's General Election to be printed.
#HarvestingAK eat local food challenge
Several KTVA employees are eating only Alaska-grown food for the month of September and blogging about the experience.
Merrill Field gets new director
Mayor Ethan Berkowitz announced Tuesday that Donald “Ralph” Gibbs will be the new director of the Municipality of Anchorage’s Merrill Field.
Breakfast honors Alaska Special Olympics leaders
Special Olympics honored its Alaska supporters Wednesday at the second annual Breakfast with Champions.
Suspect vehicle found in Black Angus Inn shooting
APD has found a suspect vehicle in Monday afternoon's shooting outside Black Angus Inn.
Alaska whalers guaranteed harvest 'in perpetuity'
The International Whaling Commission approved a measure which would allow Alaska whalers to automatically receive new whaling quotas.
Butte’s iconic ‘Tower House’ burns in massive fire
The “Tower House” included the top of the former control tower at Anchorage International Airport from 1964 to 1972.
Alaska sending help ahead of Hurricane Florence
As a massive hurricane approaches North and South Carolina this week, Alaskans are lining up aid efforts to help with its expected impact.
Chris Klint & Scott Gross
Salmon initiative opposition group fined over its name
A group opposing Alaska’s Stand for Salmon initiative has been fined nearly $2,000, after regulators say its original name was misleading and appeared on campaign videos after it was changed.
APD investigating early-morning outdoor death
Anchorage police responded to a man’s outdoor death early Wednesday along Northern Lights Boulevard.
Fairbanks woman found dead in Ester trailer fire
Alaska State Troopers say a woman was found dead after a trailer fire last month near Fairbanks.
KTVA Web Staff
1 wounded in overnight C Street shooting
One person was shot and wounded overnight Tuesday near an intersection on C Street, Anchorage police said.
Lawsuit over DOT's campaign sign enforcement gets first hearing
A lawsuit filed against the state by a civil-rights group -- as well as backers of a challenger to Gov. Bill Walker -- got its first hearing Wednesday.
APD nabs manslaughter suspect in July Mountain View shooting
Anchorage police say a man who faces charges connected to a fatal Mountain View shooting nearly two months ago is now in custody.
How to capture the northern lights this week
It is the end of the summer and that means the northern lights are showing across Alaska.
Report: Rent in Kodiak highest in Alaska despite rate drop
An Alaska report indicates that Kodiak has the highest rent in the state this year despite its average rate of rent decreasing from the prior year.
Forum offers insights into Alaska’s public safety issues
The four-hour public safety forum featured lawmakers, UAA Justice Center members and Gov. Bill Walker’s administration, plus presentations and input from local law enforcement officials and members of the Alaska Criminal Justice Commission.
Missing girl's family thankful for community's support
As the search for a missing Kotzebue girl enters its sixth day, her family is grateful to community members for their help in the search efforts.